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Questyle CMA Fifteen Headphone Amp and DAC

Questyle CMA Fifteen Headphone Amp and DAC

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List Price: $2,799.00
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Product Code: QUE0000015

CMA Fifteen Headphone Amp & DAC

The CMA Fifteen commemorates 15 years of Questyle products utilizing Current Mode Amplification (CMA), and takes that technology one step further by directly coupling a Current Mode DAC with CMA. The CMA Fifteen directly feeds the DAC’s current output into four balanced current mode amplification stages, eliminating unnecessary complication, and resulting in sound quality of unrivalled clarity and purity.

The new ESS flagship 9038PRO offers the most powerful performance of any ESS chip to date for stunning resolution and clarity. PCM is processed from 44.1khz-768kHz/32bit; DSD is processed up to DSD 512.

LDAC™ is a new audio technology from Sony that allows you to enjoy high quality wireless audio via Bluetooth. With 3x data transmission rates as compared to traditional Bluetooth, LDAC provides an enhanced wireless listening experience for all your music.

The CMA Fifteen also supports Apple Music Lossless. In addition to the classic USB Type-B input, the CMA Fifteen now also features a USB Type-C input to solve the wire conversion loss through cables. You can finally enjoy the new experience of high resolution lossless audio online, anytime, anywhere.

With its new analog input you can connect your record player or other analog source.

Other noteworthy features and design elements of the CMA Fifteen:

Current Mode Amplification: the patented amplifier module provides high current output, vanishingly low distortion of 0.0003% THD+N, and astonishing signal-noise levels of >119 dB. The extended frequency response and wide dynamic range will bring out the best from any headphone.

DAC chip is the ES9038PRO, the flagship unit from ESS, the most powerful performance of any ESS chip to date. PCM is processed from 44.1khz-768kHz/32bit; DSD is processed up to DSD 512.

MQA files are fully decoded and authenticated, verified by front-panel indicator lights.

LDAC Bluetooth provides data transmission 3x that of standard Bluetooth, allowing wireless transmission of hi-res signals.

USB-C input is provided in addition to the standard USB-B input, supporting Apple Music Lossless.

Headphone connectors are provided for 6.35 mm standard unbalanced, 4-pin balanced, and 4.4.mm balanced.

“Questyle products always offer incredible performance, terrific value, and unmatched build quality from Foxconn,” said Jay Rein, President of Bluebird Music. “One comment we frequently heard about the previous generation CMA Twelve was ‘I wish it had analog inputs, so it would be a full-function preamp’. The CMA Fifteen includes an analog input, and improves sound quality and functionality by directly feeding the DAC’s current output into the amplifier stages, and processing an even wider range of digital inputs. It’s an amazing product.”

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